Senior Curriculum

We believe in providing a world-class, inspirational educational experience. As with everything, we push boundaries to take our students in directions that will enrich their potential at every step.

Each family’s path toward discovering the right school is unique - but one aspect that joins all families is the quality of the curriculum the student will experience. At Aiglon, we are committed to continual progress when it comes to our students’ education, and we strive to discover more ways to make our curriculum as rich, varied, and fulfilling as possible. The world Aiglonians are stepping into is one of constant change, and we continue to craft our educational philosophy in ways that prepare them while enriching their experience.

Senior School Programmes

Years 12 - 13

Widely considered to be the future of education - the International Baccalaureate programme is a challenging yet holistically fulfilling learning experience for senior school students.

The qualification that is achieved following a course that puts greater focus on independent learning and intellectual rigor, is recognised by top universities worldwide. Students who complete the programme have displayed skills which are highly sought by establishments and employers alike.

Students choose six subjects - three to study to Standard Level (SL) and three to greater depth at Higher Level (HL). Subjects are selected in the form of one from each of the following groups:

  • Language A (English, French, Spanish or German. Other languages such as Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, or Italian may be available through private tuition)
  • Language B (Either English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, and French or German B; or French, German, Italian, and Mandarin or Japanese ab initio)
  • Individuals & Societies (History, Geography, Economics, Business and Management)
  • Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Systems & Societies)
  • Mathematics (Maths (HL and SL) and Mathematical Studies)
  • Arts and electives (Visual Art, Music, and Theatre Arts)

Students are also required to complete a 4000 word dissertation following a Theory of Knowledge course

Engagement with the CAS & Activities programme, taking part in service opportunities, arts events, and individual or team sports is an integral aspect of a complete IB course.

Aiglon’s unique programme of expeditions is utilised to provide students with a more varied and interesting IB experience

IB assessments take the form of a significant portfolio of coursework, alongside exams undertaken in May of the final school year.

Years 10 - 11

In Years 10 and 11, Aiglonians work toward achieving IGCSE qualifications.

  • All students study English Language, Mathematics, French, Science (dual or triple award), and Physical Education.
  • Higher set English Language students also study English Literature.

Students’ personal educational path is supported by elective subjects which follow their interests and goals. A fascinating variety is on offer, and students select one arts subject, one social science, a modern foreign language, and a further subject from either of these areas.

Assessment for IGCSE qualifications combines internally-marked coursework, practical work, and end of course examinations.

Year 9

Upon entering our senior school, students will develop a greater emphasis on taking responsibility for their personal learning. Our subjects go into greater detail than previously, and Science is divided into three separate subjects.

Year 9 Aiglonians rotate through the modern languages carousel, choosing to study three languages from a selection of Spanish, German, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.

Internal exams are taken at the end of Autumn and Summer terms.

Following the previous years of understanding a student’s interests and goals, they select subjects with which they wish to continue their educational journey within our 2-year International GCSE programme.

The Full Aiglon Experience

As senior Aiglonians move toward their final years with us, we find it integral to their development to place greater emphasis on how fully they engage with the school’s holistic tenets and the responsibilities that we hold in high regard.

As such, in order to achieve the Aiglon diploma, students must complete at least two or three expeditions each term - undertaking activities such as rock climbing, cross country skiing, and three-day Long Expeditions, among others. It’s important to note certain trips are compulsory, though our students take an independent approach to selecting other weekends in which they participate.

In addition, senior Aiglonians are expected to engage with regular Sport, CAS & Activities programmes, alongside displaying conduct that embodies our Guiding Principles.

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

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1885 Chesières

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